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Northspur, California

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Northspur.

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How Far From Northspur to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Northspur to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Northspur and extending to:

  • Ukiah [Map], which is the Seat of Mendocino County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Northspur to Ukiah, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,462 miles [3,962.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 97 days and walking would take 140 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,328 miles [11,793.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,092 miles [13,022.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,172 miles [9,932.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northspur ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alpine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Northspur   [Map]

Arnold   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

De Camp   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Fair Oaks   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Longvale   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Marble Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Melbourne   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shake City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Soda Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Whiskey Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Northspur) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northspur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4227, Longitude: -123.5520     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northspur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Northspur to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.326 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.578 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.869 degrees.

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